Donations pour in to rebuild Louisiana churches

Pledged donations to rebuild Notre Dame has inspired others to help rebuild three burned Louisiana churches.
1:54 | 04/20/19

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Finally tonight, we watched in horror this week as fire ravaged one of the most famous cathedrals in the world, notre dame, but on the eve of Easter, a miracle rising from the ashes, for tragedy in Louisiana. Reporter: This week when the fire of notre dame resulted in unprecedented response and more than a billion dollars in pledge donations, many back here at home began wondering out loud and online, why the same response wasn't happening for those three black churches in Louisiana set on fire by an alleged arsonist. We suffered, but I think it has a cause, a higher cause. Reporter: That's pastor Gerald Tucson from mt. Pleasant church. His congregation like the other two were forced to worship elsewhere as they struggled to rebuild. Church leaders set up a gofundme account, and then a social media campaign started, thanks in part to writer yashar Ali, highly active on Twitter and sending out an S.O.S. So his massive following. The campaign to rebuild soon went viral, and donations poured in. More than $2 million, and it's still growing. What has happened this week, it has encouraged me to know that I'm not left out, and I'm not cast aside. There are some good old-fashioned, valued people in this United States, and I love the word united. Reporter: The details are all still being worked out, but pastor Tucson says he knows the church will rise from the ashes. To bring everybody together like that, it has to be a miracle. Reporter: Tonight on the eve of Easter, the pastor telling us the outreach has reinforced his faith even more. ������ When I was told the church was burning, I said, god is going to have the last say in all of this, and he's spoken. Let the church save me. And thanks to all those who donated and those who shine a light.

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